Today's threat of rain scared away my Wednesday charter... However in the Abell household it's pretty easy to get a crew together. With Daddy's unexpected day off Sam and Belle jumped at the chance for a Seahawk family trip. We had a great time with nice Cobia action along with a pile of sharks to keep everyone interested. Just goes to show you despite what the weather man says the only way to catch fish is to get off the couch and enjoy the greatest place on Earth!!!!!
The big story this week has been great Cobia fishing with a side of offshore action between the wind gusts. The Cobia have been prevalent from Watts down to the CBBT ( highest concentration south). We've done best with cut bunker fished on a FF rigs while chumming. The bite has been good on a flood tide and in 18'-28' depths. There has also been an offshore trolling bite for tuna and mahi. Unfortunately the action has been mainly in the canyons. Hopefully the inshore lumps will heat up soon. Lastly, there's still some specs and rock to be caught on the flats of the Tangier and Pocomoke sounds. Crabs are out catching lures but the tables will turn for all us plastic chunkers this fall.
My party canceled from the weather mans BS so my friend and new teammate Ethan Abell and I went out for a few hours this afternoon and mashed them !!
Hooked 13 and landed 11 in short order !
This young man can fish folks !!
The good late spring fishing continues to persist even in unfavorable conditions. The flounder bite has moved into a summer pattern. Most of the action coming right at or just before high water in and around the inlets of the ESVA. Cobia action is red hot in the lower bay with good reports as far north as Watts island. The rock and spec bite is pretty good in the sound with some nice reds in the mix. Cut crab has been the "go-to tactic. Soft plastics , surface as well as subsurface plugsare also producing fillets for dinner.